The New York Rangers (8-6-1) visit the Ottawa Senators (9-6-2) at Scotiabank Place starting at 7:30 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
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Henrik Lundqvist - 7-6-0, 2.32 gaa, .915 sv%, 0 so.
Craig Anderson - 8-4-2, 1.57 gaa, .950 sv%, 2 so
- Ottawa has won two straight.
- Due to various injuries the Senators are missing numerous players, including Erik Karlsson, Jason Spezza, Milan Michalek, Jared Cowan and Guillaume Latendresse.
- Craig Anderson has a 1.92 GAA in 18 career starts versus the Rangers, including last year's playoffs.
- Kyle Turris is goalless in his last 13 games.
- Daniel Alfredsson has three points (1g, 2a) in the last four games.
- Chris Neil leads the Senators with 56 hits and 62 penalty minutes.
- Ottawa is second in the league on the penalty kill with a 90.8% success rate..
2013 Season Series:
Feb. 21 Rangers vs. Senators at Ottawa
March 8 Rangers vs. Senators at MSG
March 28 Rangers vs. Senators at Ottawa
The 6th Sens
Game recap up if anyone cares: http://www.nyrangersblog.com/2013-articles/february/senators-3-rangers-1-f-so.html
The disallowed goal killed them tonight. Between that and the posts they had legit chances but had no puck luck. Should never have gotten to overtime, even with the awful penalty taken by Boyle. Finally the power play did something, but it gets overshadowed by giving up a shorty and a PP goal. The specials need to be cleaned up. Ironically it took DZ getting injured and Staal replacing him and putting a puck into a scoring position for Cally to have a chance to bury one.
Well, I liked what I saw out of Mashinster in limited time. He takes the body, seems to skate well(actually quicker than I'd thought he'd be)...seems to have good hands(made a nice pass in the third period)....and he likes to go to the net....he's looking to make things happen.
Hopefully, after the coaching staff looks at the game tape....Mash will see more ice time going forward
Official Announcement: Rangers Fanbase Advisory System elevated to Level Orange: http://www.nyrangersblog.com/2013-articles/january/presenting-the-official-2013-new-york-rangers-fanbase-advisory-system.html
I really think the biggest difference between this year and last year is that this year the Rangers have no killer instinct. Tonight really showed that with Boyle's penalty, Gaboriks post shot, and then the debacle of that shootout. Last year they knew how to finish, but this year they blow lead after lead.
I just said "-- Ugly" all over the place, because it is really disappointing, especially because I still see a lot of good things, but nothing consistent, nothing they can sustain.
Is it time to worry yet? Everyone has told me they will get it together. Well 1/3 of the season is GONE and we are on the outside looking in. BTW why does MSG always seem so excited when the Rangers lose?
This team is a disgrace. I finally figured out what this team doesn;t have... KILLER INSTINCT. Not one player has it, it is a fricken embarrassment. They have blown the most leads in the NHL.
Brian Boyle this one is on you, thanks for the dumbest penalty of the year, I hope you enjoy the bench.
Has Brad Richards ever MADE a penalty shot? He is a joke. Buy him out and ship him away.
Move Mashinster to the third line and call up Haley from the Whale. Haley will be the spark we need...and add extra toughness.
@KevinDeLury Bench Gaby, Richards, Boyle, Del Zotto, send Miller and Kreider back down, then roll 4 lines.
@jtf1218 You can talk about the posts, but the Rangers only two goals came against a cold backup goaltender.
@Mcphee21 Not sure why Torts wouldn't give him more time. Not like anyone else was providing a spark.
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG Probably a rerun. Still better than what we just witnessed.
@AG_Blue Object of the shootout is to get the puck into the crowd right?
@KevinDeLury -- back to the pond
@KevinDeLury Have alcohol around? That seems like the logical choice.
@KevinDeLury Orange Panic Threat Level
@JustinRP37 -- Ugly
Gaborik, and every one that went in the shootout minus callahan exemplified this tonight. Especially JT miller, put the puck in the net...
@slapshot13j -- Ugly
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG doesnt matter if they cant score
@IcyCup -- Ugly
@cb1 -- Ugly
Nice first star for Kreider...lol
@KevinDeLury -- Ugly
@Ty Galpin @KevinDeLury While I understand the absolute frustration, by benching Gabby, Richards, and Boyle while sending Miller and Kreider down probably doesn't give us enough players to even put a full team out there.
On a more serious note. I'm glad to hear Gabby took his anger out on the stool after he missed that great chance. Shows a bit of passion and fire to me. Richie just looked gassed. Although in overtime after playing like...two minutes in the third period, he looked good. So maybe that's the secret? Play Richie in the first, bench him the second, and maybe we'll get Rocket Richie in the 3rd. This wasn't Boyle's best game, but with less than 10 minutes ice team he led the team in hits.
Del Zotto...I have no words. I don't understand why Stralman was taken off the power play. I don't know what Del Zotto did to get back on but it's not working. Put Staal out there more often. Put Stralman. Put McD. Hell, put Gilroy out there.
It has to be that Torts doesn't fully trust him yet. But he played well tonight, the tape won't lie. I will be shocked if he doesn't see more ice time.
My hope going forward....Mashinster can play well enough to get bumped up to third line. Call up Haley from CT. He's playing well on the first line down there....reward him with some time with the big club...and put him on the fourth line with Halpern and Asham.
Haley will provide the spark...extremely high energy and tough.
With Mash and Haley we are a tougher and much more physical team.